Browser Shutdown or Failure

If a backup browser shuts down properly, it sends an announcement to the master browser that it is shutting down. The backup browser does this by sending an announcement that does not include the browser service in the list of running services.

If a master browser shuts down gracefully, it will send a ForceElection datagram so that a new master browser will be chosen.

If a computer does not shut down properly, or if it fails for any reason, it must be removed from the browse list. The browser service manages browser failures.